Marconi came to Crookhaven in 1905 to attempt to send a wireless message to America. This was his mast (at present day Marconi House). When he failed in that, he set up a telegraphic office to communicate with the shipping coming from America. He installed his telegraphic equipment at the Fastnet Lighthouse. Keeper Ryan sent the first message to his wife. A few years ago the sand on Galleycove beach was washed away in a storm. It exposed the end of Marconi's telegraphic cable.
Cupboard and showcase of RADIO AND BEACON MEMORABILIA
AUDIOVISUAL TOM PERLMUTTER'S CBC VIDEO Whisper in the Air. This video tells the whole story of Marconi in Ireland and his worldwide search for a site to send a message between the UK and America.